Are you writing a novel, ready to undertake novel revision or have you written a novel, but a quiet little voice somewhere in your gut tells you that it might not be working quite as well as it could? Maybe you’ve even had good feedback from beta readers, but you still aren’t sure. Or beta readers have flagged issues, but you don’t know how to fix them. You desperately want your novel to be good, and you really don’t want to listen to that little voice that tells you that it needs more work. I know because I’ve been there, too. I also know that when I’ve listened to that voice and looked at the book again with fresh eyes – often with someone else’s eyes – I’ve been really glad I did. That little voice was telling me exactly what I needed to hear; despite the idea raising a groan, I needed to do some novel revision. If you have a niggling feeling that something isn’t quite right, it probably isn’t.
And even if you don’t have a niggling voice, every novel needs some revision after the second or third draft. So how do you make sure that you revise efficiently and effectively? How do you make sure you don’t forget anything? Simple. You need a novel revision checklist. And isn’t it great that I’ve made one for you? All you need to do is download it and apply it step by step to your novel.
If you’ve already applied the suggestions in the checklist and still the little voice niggles, or still you’re not sure if the story is working well enough, then contact me for a manuscript appraisal, and I’ll help you make your story the best it can be.
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